Thanksgiving Tablescapes: The Table Is Set

Thanksgiving tablescapes and holiday ideas inspire this traditional setting.

Christmas came early last week when I relocated the silver candlesticks in the back of one of the sideboard drawers.

As I danced around the dining room in a state of decorating glee, my parents wedding china caught my attention.

The wheels of the creative train immediately began to turn.

Limoges berry bowls paired with amber depression glass saucers keep with the deep tones of the traditional fall color palette.

The Bareuther Waldsassen dessert plates are a Goodwill find- a very nice Goodwill find indeed.

I needed a decorative dish to house the dessert spoons in.  As soon as I found the carnival glass dish in the curio it was problem solved.

The heirloom sterling silver tray perfectly complements the hues in the carnival glass.

A gold and silver color palette never fails to impress at the holidays.


The gorgeous menu template can be found at Under the Table and Dreaming by Stephanie Lynn.

The vintage image captures a traditional formality.

Both the idea and presentation adds something special to the tablescape.


Our neighbors lovingly presented us with a gift bag overflowing with pecans, and we are ever thankful for their generosity and thoughtfulness.

My wish is for everyone to be blessed with the love and kindness of wonderful friends, neighbors and family.


Leyland cypress, red roses and magnolia leaves from our yard make a beautiful presentation for the centerpiece.


Pottery Barn had me at gravy when I saw this hotel silver ladle in their holiday catalog.

I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of the matching gravy boat that is on back order.

Reminders of what I am thankful for.


The Noritake Winton china has been in our family longer than I have.

It’s my parents wedding china, and I use it several times a year.

Plastic dollar store chargers were introduced to one coat of Rust-Oleum plastic primer, one coat of Rust-Oleum chalkboard paint latte, one coat of Annie Sloan chalk paint old white, and one very light coat of dark wax.

The place cards are exactly what I had in mind and printable “gifts” from Martha Stewart, of course.

Martha also furnished the idea of using wishbones in a Thanksgiving tablescape.

Silver spray paint made the wishbones table ready.

Once again tradition comes to the Thanksgiving table.

The cut glass celery dish was a gift from my maternal grandmother and is perfect for the cranberry sauce.

The salad plate pattern is Buchanan by Lenox.  I paired it with a gold teaspoon I picked up in my rounds.

I love odd pieces and will find any excuse to incorporate them into a tablescape.

The parts come together and complete the place setting.

We set a place for our son, Jackson, even though he will not be home for the holidays this year.

Using fresh fruit of the season introduces instant color and smells wonderful.

The entire dining room is filled with the smell of pineapple, orange, and lemon.

So holiday!


Copper tipped pine cones reflect their natural beauty in the silver candlesticks.

The combination of metal colors blends well with the gold tones of the linens.


Dessert recipes are coming your way in the next installment of the Places In The Home Home for the Holidays series.

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